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Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

sammyo Perfect (171 comments)

... for a dust free room!

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Option For Printing Digital Photos?

sammyo Re:Easy Peasy (350 comments)

If you do a color separation and do a black & white print of each a color photo can be reconstructed.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Option For Printing Digital Photos?

sammyo Re:Snapfish (350 comments)

I've had reasonable experience with Snapfish, although nothing I was feeling picky about. They also have occasional 1c per print sales.

more than 2 years ago

DARPA Seeks Input On Securing Networks Against Attackers

sammyo Wrong OS? (119 comments)

Was anyone ever able to compromise a correctly configured VMS box? Has anyone broken strong well configured public key encryption? Security is not a big secret, not easy, but good, effective practices are not unknown. So is the question "how do we keep script kiddies off our sharepoint site installed by a neophyte sysadmin"? Really the only valid response is a well quoted "*sigh*".

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Learn About Game Theory and AI?

sammyo Re:statistical decision theory (152 comments)

The first chapters of Theory of Games and Economic Behavior is quite accesable, at least it was when I got my copy in high school. Do to be able to grasp the idea of a matrix.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Am I Too Old To Learn New Programming Languages?

sammyo Don't be silly, it's just code (772 comments)

Getting proficient in anything is hard work, but age is only one factor. If you need to make a choice look at all the factors. Research areas you have domain knowledge, what open source applications are used in that area and what languages are those apps written? Leverage everything. What's the dominate languages in your geographic area, python, c#?

more than 3 years ago

I keep track of my passwords ...

sammyo All in my head... except (414 comments)

Except the password for my first slashdot account with it's cool five digit number...

more than 4 years ago

Old Operating Systems Never Die

sammyo Multics (875 comments)

I for one will really be surprised if there is a running Multics outside of a museum.

more than 4 years ago

Where Does a Geek Find a Social Life?

sammyo Season tickets to the Ballet (1354 comments)

Not many women will turn up their nose at a night out at the ballet. Learn a bit about the show and the history of the group and composer - stuff to chat about at dinner before the show.

You don't need to claim to be a fan, say your sister gave you the tickets, whatever. Just go up to any girl you're on a first name basis and is not attached and say, 'I have tickets to "name of ballet" friday, would you like to go?'

more than 5 years ago

Can Commercial Space Tech Get Off the Ground?

sammyo Re:Answer: ...for how long? (133 comments)

Ah, but for more than 37 seconds? And about that great ball of fire....

more than 5 years ago

Google Earth As a Game Engine For Ship Simulation

sammyo Can we have pirates? (84 comments)


There are AIS feeds for live ships at sea, it's only available when the ship is near a land receiver but for the ports that update, all the actual current positions of working vessels could be included in a 'sim'.

But pirates would be more fun.

more than 5 years ago

Brendan Eich Explains ECMAScript 3.1 To Developers

sammyo Could we change the friggn name? (94 comments)

Old story, "no it's not java" or "ECMAwhat?"

We get a new rev, add a name change update; let's call it something cool, oh, say ruby++ ?

more than 5 years ago

NASA In Colbert Conundrum Over Space Station

sammyo Re:Fatah is a moron (398 comments)

Maroon actually, haven't you seen Rodger Rabbit?

more than 5 years ago

Study Suggests Crabs Can Feel Pain

sammyo Re:The Secret Life of Plants (628 comments)

The score was by Stevie Wonder, really quite wonderful, but the only thing at all worthwhile about that film.

But while listening to the score, you just know your Ficus loves you.

more than 5 years ago

Battlestar Galactica Hosted At the UN

sammyo Re:Now if only the UN... (252 comments)

If they were actually cool and clever the new tag would be

          Very Dynamic

more than 5 years ago

The Formula That Killed Wall Street

sammyo Re:yeah...not so good (561 comments)

Many models are effective for a sufficiently small segment of a curve. (In this case while the market is going up).

more than 5 years ago

I Count In

sammyo Three and Two (599 comments)

If you have a large number of small objects to count spread out on a table, shift three in one hand and two in the other. Every second 'touch' is ten. This all can go very fast. The key is fingers can accurately grab groups of two and three without a tiny pause of awareness, more than three the mind needs to conceptualize a number however slightly.

more than 5 years ago


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